Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Three Days And Counting

Finally got my 2015 calendar photo candidates online, in 2 places. If you have a Flickr account you can vote by clicking on the star for each photo you would like to see on a calendar here:
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And if you have a Facebook account, click "like" on your favorite photos here:
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If you have neither, you can go to the Flickr link and reply to this post with the image numbers of the ones you like. I thought about building a page on howeird.com, but it's too much work, and would need a database.

Note: the three photos of the kid getting splashed will be merged into one 3-frame image, if they are chosen.


Got up with the alarm. The new clock radio worked fine. I remembered to put it in sleep mode before I went to sleep, so it came up on the same station it turned off from. The display is a little too bright, but bearable. I may make a translucent flap to dim it at night. The AM radio is excellent. Sunnyvale is in a valley and the reason I went to internet radios in the past was lack of AM signals in the apartments, but the house doesn't have that issue.

Loitered online too long, ended up being later to work than I wanted to be, but it doesn't really matter because there was no actual work to do until the end of the day. And then I had my 1-on-1, and got two things to do from the boss, and then one thing from Automation Guy. Which I will do tomorrow.

Lunch was Carl's Junior because I didn't want to drive far in the rain.

Home after work, Spook thinks today is tag day. She's running away like a calico lightning bolt when I get near her, then poses, and wait for me to try to touch her. She ducks under the coffee table to annoy me. But she is getting more and more brave. I need to not train her to fight with me, she always has her claws out when she plays, which is not good.

Finally got to Tivo tonight and watched Kristen Chenoweth's Coming Home PBS special in her home town of Broken Arrow, OK. They now have an amazing performing arts center, which I would not be surprised to find she paid for. Because she does good things for her peeps. I was a bit disappointed that when she brought the school choir up to sing with her, they did a spiritual. I know OK is solid red and she is very Christian, but I'm not sure that's an appropriate choice for a public school choir. They did a good job, though. I also liked that she continued her tradition of inviting a local to do For Good with her, but the girl she chose was just adequate. But it was a local girl, so props for that. All in all good, eclectic mix of numbers, and there were several well-deserved standing O's. The audience impressed me at one point by not bursting into applause after the intro to Over The Rainbow when they finally recognized what the song was. Because that's Dorothy country, and I bet they all know the intro by heart, as I do.

Nice thing about Tivo is I could FFF past the pledge drive and the commercials for the cruise line which underwrote the program.

Reheated a turkey leg and stuffing for dinner. Still yummy. Spook kept making "feed me" noises but she won't touch people food. She's been making a huge dent in the cat food, though.

Printed out two more checks to the tax collector, since I can't reach them.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work
Thursday Night Football
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